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Armed madhouse : who's afraid of Osama Wolf?, China floats, Bush sinks, the scheme to steal '08, no child's behind left, and other dispatches from the front lines of the class war /
Greg Palast.
imprint
New York : Dutton, 2006.
description
360 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0525949682 (hardcover), 9780525949688
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imprint
New York : Dutton, 2006.
isbn
0525949682 (hardcover)
9780525949688
contents note
The beginning: Like the Cowardly Dog He Was -- The Fear: Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf? -- The Flow: Trillion Dollar Babies -- The Network: The World as a Company Town -- The Con: Kerry won. Now Get Over It -- The Class War: Hope I Die before My Next Refill -- The End: The House I Live In.
abstract
The "top undercover journalist in America and the funniest" (Randi Rhodes, Air America), hangs out the dirty underpants of the "armed and dangerous clowns that rule us." Feared from corporate suites to Osama's cave, Palast's old-style gumshoe detective work to dig out the info on the War on Terror, greed-dripping schemes to seize little nations with lots of oil, the hidden program to steal the 2008 election, and the media biases that keep it unreported are the meat and bones of this BBC television reporter's new book, is illustrated with dozens of documents marked "secret" and "confidential" that have walked out of file cabinets and fallen into Palast's hands.--From publisher description.
catalogue key
5930067
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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PW Annex Reviews, June 2006
Los Angeles Times, July 2006
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Long Description
The top journalist in America and the funniest (Randi Rhodes, "Air America"), takes his previous "New York Times" bestseller a step further with hot undercover dispatches hanging out the dirty underpants of the armed and dangerous clowns that rule us. A White House spokesman said, We hate that sonovabitch. Theyre not alone: From corporate suites to Osamas cave, they fear what Britains "Guardian" calls investigations up there with Woodward and Bernsteinand a lot funnier. But Greg Palasts fanatic following (nearly two million readers of his Web column) has made him a cult fave among progressives ("Village Voice") who cant wait for his next release. Palasts old-style gum-shoe detective work to dig out the info on the War on Terror, greed- dripping schemes to seize little nations with lots of oil, the hidden program to steal the 2008 election, and the media biases that keep it unreported are the meat and bones of this BBC television reporters new book. "Armed Madhouse" is illustrated with dozens of documents marked secret and confidential that have walked out of file cabinets and fallen into Palasts hands. You wont find Palast in "The New York Times" (except its bestseller list), but you will read his reports on the hottest Web sites worldwide, hear him regularly on "Air America" and the "Pacifica" radio networks, and see his stories reappearing as the basis for Eminems hit video Mosh, Michael Moores "Fahrenheit 9/11," and sampled by a dozen of todays top platinum rock artists. BACKCOVER: The greatest investigative journalist in America. ALAN CHARTOCK, "NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO" The type of investigative reporter you dont see anymorea cross between Sam Spade and SherlockHolmes. JIM HIGHTOWER Courageous reporting. MICHAEL MOORE Upsets all the right people! NOAM CHOMSKY
Library of Congress Summary
The "top undercover journalist in America and the funniest" (Randi Rhodes, Air America), hangs out the dirty underpants of the "armed and dangerous clowns that rule us." Feared from corporate suites to Osama's cave, Palast's old-style gumshoe detective work to dig out the info on the War on Terror, greed-dripping schemes to seize little nations with lots of oil, the hidden program to steal the 2008 election, and the media biases that keep it unreported are the meat and bones of this BBC television reporter's new book, is illustrated with dozens of documents marked "secret" and "confidential" that have walked out of file cabinets and fallen into Palast's hands.--From publisher description.
Main Description
The ?top journalist in America and the funniest? (Randi Rhodes, Air America), takes his previous New York Timesbestseller a step further with hot undercover dispatches? hanging out the dirty underpants of the ?armed and dangerous clowns that rule us.' A White House spokesman said, ?We hate that sonovabitch.' They're not alone: From corporate suites to Osama's cave, they fear what Britain's Guardiancalls ?investigations up there with Woodward and Bernstein'and a lot funnier.' But Greg Palast's fanatic following (nearly two million readers of his Web column) has made him ?a cult fave among progressives? (Village Voice) who can't wait for his next release. Palast's old-style gum-shoe detective work to dig out the info on the War on Terror, greed- dripping schemes to seize little nations with lots of oil, the hidden program to steal the 2008 election, and the media biases that keep it unreported are the meat and bones of this BBC television reporter's new book. Armed Madhouseis illustrated with dozens of documents marked ?secret? and ?confidential? that have walked out of file cabinets and fallen into Palast's hands. You won't find Palast in The New York Times(except its bestseller list), but you will read his reports on the hottest Web sites worldwide, hear him regularly on Air Americaand the Pacificaradio networks, and see his stories reappearing as the basis for Eminem's hit video ?Mosh,? Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, and sampled by a dozen of today's top platinum rock artists. BACKCOVER: ?The greatest investigative journalist in America.' ?ALAN CHARTOCK, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO ?The type of investigative reporter you don't see anymore'a cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.' ?JIM HIGHTOWER ?Courageous reporting.' ?MICHAEL MOORE ?Upsets all the right people!? ?NOAM CHOMSKY
Main Description
The “top journalist in America and the funniest” (Randi Rhodes, Air America), takes his previous New York Timesbestseller a step further with hot undercover dispatches— hanging out the dirty underpants of the “armed and dangerous clowns that rule us.” A White House spokesman said, “We hate that sonovabitch.” They’re not alone: From corporate suites to Osama’s cave, they fear what Britain’s Guardiancalls “investigations up there with Woodward and Bernstein—and a lot funnier.” But Greg Palast’s fanatic following (nearly two million readers of his Web column) has made him “a cult fave among progressives” ( Village Voice) who can’t wait for his next release. Palast’s old-style gum-shoe detective work to dig out the info on the War on Terror, greed- dripping schemes to seize little nations with lots of oil, the hidden program to steal the 2008 election, and the media biases that keep it unreported are the meat and bones of this BBC television reporter’s new book. Armed Madhouseis illustrated with dozens of documents marked “secret” and “confidential” that have walked out of file cabinets and fallen into Palast’s hands. You won’t find Palast in The New York Times(except its bestseller list), but you will read his reports on the hottest Web sites worldwide, hear him regularly on Air Americaand the Pacificaradio networks, and see his stories reappearing as the basis for Eminem’s hit video “Mosh,” Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, and sampled by a dozen of today’s top platinum rock artists. BACKCOVER: “The greatest investigative journalist in America.” —ALAN CHARTOCK, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO “The type of investigative reporter you don’t see anymore—a cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.” —JIM HIGHTOWER “Courageous reporting.” —MICHAEL MOORE “Upsets all the right people!” —NOAM CHOMSKY
Main Description
The top journalist in America and the funniest” (Randi Rhodes, Air America), takes his previous New York Timesbestseller a step further with hot undercover dispatches— hanging out the dirty underpants of the armed and dangerous clowns that rule us.” A White House spokesman said, We hate that sonovabitch.” They’re not alone: From corporate suites to Osama’s cave, they fear what Britain’s Guardiancalls investigations up there with Woodward and Bernstein—and a lot funnier.” But Greg Palast’s fanatic following (nearly two million readers of his Web column) has made him a cult fave among progressives” (Village Voice) who can’t wait for his next release.Palast’s old-style gum-shoe detective work to dig out the info on the War on Terror, greed- dripping schemes to seize little nations with lots of oil, the hidden program to steal the 2008 election, and the media biases that keep it unreported are the meat and bones of this BBC television reporter’s new book. Armed Madhouseis illustrated with dozens of documents marked secret” and confidential” that have walked out of file cabinets and fallen into Palast’s hands.You won’t find Palast in The New York Times(except its bestseller list), but you will read his reports on the hottest Web sites worldwide, hear him regularly on Air Americaand the Pacificaradio networks, and see his stories reappearing as the basis for Eminem’s hit video Mosh,” Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, and sampled by a dozen of today’s top platinum rock artists. BACKCOVER: The greatest investigative journalist in America.” —ALAN CHARTOCK, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO The type of investigative reporter you don’t see anymore—a cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.” —JIM HIGHTOWER Courageous reporting.” —MICHAEL MOORE Upsets all the right people!” —NOAM CHOMSKY
Unpaid Annotation
The "top journalist in America and the funniest" (Randi Rhodes, Air America), takes his previous New York Times bestseller a step further with hot undercover dispatches - hanging out the dirty underpants of the "armed and dangerous clowns that rule us."A White House spokesman said, "We hate that sonovabitch." They're not alone: From corporate suites to Osama's cave, they fear what Britain's Guardian calls "investigations up there with Woodward and Bernstein'and a lot funnier." But Greg Palast's fanatic following (nearly two million readers of his Web column) has made him "a cult fave among progressives" (Village Voice) who can't wait for his next release.Palast's old-style gum-shoe detective work to dig out the info on the War on Terror, greed-dripping schemes to seize little nations with lots of oil, the hidden program to steal the 2008 election, and the media biases that keep it unreported are the meat and bones of this BBC television reporter's new book. Armed Madhouse is illustrated with dozens of documents marked "secret" and "confidential" that have walked out of file cabinets and fallen into Palast's hands.You won't find Palast in The New York Times (except its bestseller list), but you will read his reports on the hottest Web sites worldwide, hear him regularly on Air America and the Pacifica radio networks, and see his stories reappearing as the basis for Eminem's hit video "Mosh," Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, and sampled by a dozen of today's top platinum rock artists.
Table of Contents
The beginning : "like the cowardly dog he was"p. 1
The fear : who's afraid of Osama Wolf?p. 9
The flow : trillion dollar babiesp. 51
The network : the world as a company townp. 143
The con : Kerry won - now get over it ...p. 187
The class war : hope I die before my next refillp. 277
The end : the house I live inp. 329
Return to Hubbert's Peak : why Palast is wrongp. 336
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